Intoxication. February 9, 2010. The issues. The distinction between general and specific intent The burden on the Crown to prove Mens rea What is blameworthy. Defence of Intoxication. Refers only to voluntary intoxication Usually refers to mens rea
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February 9, 2010
Relieves Crown of proving mens rea
Sober accused in better position than drunk accused
Cannot simply punish people for drinking too much, although Parliament could create a new crime eg drunk and dangerous